Animal shelter helped by cat's 26 toes is closing

Posted: July 23, 2013 - 4:08am


This Nov. 2011, photo shows Daniel, a cat with two extra toes on each of his feet, at the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center. In 2011, the shelter started asking for $26 donations — $1 for each of the cat's toes — for a new building after finding out rent was doubling. Center owner Amy Rowell says they raised $120,000 and bought a Greenfield building, with Daniel as the mascot. But fundraising has dried up and they are losing too much money in property maintenance and overhead. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee area animal shelter that turned a cat's near-record 26 toes into a fundraising windfall is closing. In 2011, the...